Yes, it’s possible to make a claim on behalf of your child if they injured their foot due to someone else’s negligence. Even if your child may have been partly responsible, get in touch with our Personal Injury lawyers and we’ll tell you if we think you could make a claim.
You can make a claim for them at any point if they are under 18. Once they are 18, they can make a claim themselves and will have until their 21st birthday to do this.
If you’re a parent, you could get compensation for loss of earnings from time you’ve had to take off from work, and any travel expenses you incurred because of your child’s accident.
You’ll also want to ensure your child’s education doesn’t suffer, so their return to education will be a major focus of any rehabilitation plan – our expert Education Law team are on hand to advise on this. Compensation could pay for a home tutor if your child took a lot of time off school. You could also get private medical care, rehabilitation or adaptations to your home if needed.
You may need help setting up a Personal Injury trust for your child if they are under 18 – we can help with this.
You could also make a claim on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to do so themselves – there is no time limit for this. It might be your child with a disability, or an elderly family member with Alzheimers - our Court of Protection team can help if you’re struggling to assess whether the person is capable to make decisions for themselves.